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  • NYCHA Diversity Fact Brief Cover

    Research & Policy

    How NYCHA Preserves Diversity in New York’s Changing Neighborhoods.

    April 30th 2019

    A new fact brief published by the NYU Furman Center outlines the critical role that the public housing plays in preserving racial, ethnic, and economic diversity in the city’s gentrifying and higher-income neighborhoods. The brief builds on previous work by the NYU Furman Center outlining NYCHA’s outsized role in housing the lowest-income New Yorkers. That crucial role in the affordable housing landscape combined with the geographic distribution of public housing developments in gentrifying neighborhoods means that many of the city’s neighborhoods owe their diversity to NYCHA’s public housing developments. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    The Potential of the Fair Housing Act’s Affirmative Mandate and HUD’s AFFH Rule

    April 25th 2019

    NYU Furman Center Faculty Director Katherine O’Regan and NYU Furman Center Distinguished Fellow Ken Zimmerman recently published an article in the journal Cityscape, examining The Potential of the Fair Housing Act’s Affirmative Mandate and HUD’s AFFH Rule. The article reviews the Fair Housing Act (FHA) as well as HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule and reflects on the ongoing barriers to fair housing. Read more »

  • City Street with text Policy Minute

    Research & Policy

    Policy Minute: Rent Regulation Reform

    April 12th 2019

    State lawmakers are gearing up to take action on the state rent laws that are set to expire in June. New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie recently announced a package of bills aimed at strengthening rent regulation laws and increasing tenant protections. Read more »

  • Legal Fellow Sophia House Co-Authors Paper on Shared Experience in Peer-Delivered Services

    April 5th 2019

    NYU Furman Center Legal Fellow Sophia House and colleagues recently published What We Have in Common’: A Qualitative Analysis of Shared Experience in Peer-Delivered Services in the Community Mental Health Journal. The paper examines the role of “shared experience” in peer-delivered mental health services and addresses a gap in existing research about the role of shared experience in peer provider-client relationships. Read more »

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    Research & Policy

    Faculty Director Vicki Been Testifies at Charter Revision Expert Forum

    March 26th 2019

    On March 21st, Furman Center Faculty Director Vicki Been testified on a Land Use expert panel before the 2019 NYC Charter Revision Commission. Her testimony focused on proposed changes to the city charter that would require the city to develop a comprehensive plan that sets long-term development goals. Been raised concerns about the proposal, noting that the city already carries out a significant amount of planning, and it is unclear how a comprehensive plan would differ from the city’s many efforts. She emphasized that the there is no clear agreed upon definition of comprehensive planning and that submitting such an ambiguous concept to a vote could prove confusing and dangerous for New York City and its voters. Read more »

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